Oregonians United to End Slavery
Endorse Measure 112 to Close the Slavery Loophole
This November, Oregon voters will have the opportunity to rid our state constitution of language that allows slavery and involuntary servitude for people convicted of a crime. Repealing this language is the opportunity to close a loophole that has been part of our state constitution for too long.
Across the country, states like Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah have voted with overwhelming bipartisan support to rid their constitutions of similar loopholes granting permission to enslave people as punishment. It’s time for Oregon to do the same.
Fill out the form below to add your name and join the growing list of supporters voting YES on Measure 112.
How Measure 112 Will Change the Oregon Constitution:
PARAGRAPH 1. Section 34, Article I of the Constitution of the State of Oregon, will be amended to read:
Sec. 34. (1) There shall be neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude in this state the State, otherwise than as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.
[ADD] (2) Upon conviction of a crime, an Oregon court or a probation or parole agency may order the convicted person to engage in education, counseling, treatment, community service or other alternatives to incarceration, as part of sentencing for the crime, in accordance with programs that have been in place historically or that may be developed in the future, to provide accountability, reformation, protection of society or rehabilitation.